Dean Henderson, the goalkeeper for Manchester United, might be offered a transfer away from Old Trafford, with recently promoted sides Bournemouth and Fulham allegedly keen in bringing him to their respective clubs.
A number of teams are said to be interested in acquiring the goalkeeper’s services as a result of his decline in the Manchester United team’s pecking order during the current season.
After flourishing during his loan term with Sheffield United, the former United goalkeeper was set to defend David de Gea for the number one place with the Red Devils.
While Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gave him 26 chances last season, the 25-year-old has failed to capitalise on those possibilities this season.
He has made only three appearances in all competitions, the most recent of which came in a shock FA Cup loss to Championship side Middlesbrough back in February this year.
It was predicted that Henderson would search for a way out of Old Trafford as a result of the paucity of options available to him, and he may likely be given the right opportunity this summer.
A loan transfer for Henderson is being considered by both Fulham and Bournemouth, according to reports in The Sun, and the Red Devils may be ready to accommodate their respective clubs’ interests.
According to sources, if Henderson were to request a temporary transfer, United would be willing to pay at least half of his present salary.
Although it has been reported that Manchester United are not currently eager to sell their goalkeeper, an excellent loan move away from Old Trafford might perhaps persuade the Red Devils to change their minds.
If a deal between Fulham and Bournemouth is completed, he may be in position to make his Premier League debut for either club.
Last season, Marek Rodak and former Tottenham goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga battled for a starting spot for the Londoners, while Mark Travers was the Cherries’ first choice as they secured an instant return to the Premier League under Scott Parker.
Henderson has previously confessed that he has been disappointed by his inability to demonstrate himself in front of the Manchester United supporters on a consistent basis, despite the high level of interest in his services.
“I like playing in front of the fans.” he remarked in an interview with the club’s official website earlier this year.
“No matter where I’ve gone, I’ve always maintained positive ties with them because I believe they are as willing to assist on Saturdays as we are to assist each other. I believe they have a chance at becoming the 12th player.”
“Unfortunately, at this point in time, I haven’t had the chance to play here [in the Premier League at Old Trafford] since we had Covid last year.” says the player.
“It’s been a disappointment, and it’s something that I find frustrating.
I feel I have the potential to develop an incredible connection with the Manchester United supporters, but until that day arrives, I’ll continue to work diligently in the background.”
“One day, I’ll be able to establish a connection with them and go forward.”
Henderson, a former England international, has made a total of 29 appearances for the Red Devils across all competitions since joining the club’s renowned junior program at the age of 14.
He initially played for the Red Devils when he was 14 years old. His contract at Old Trafford expires in little over three years.